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National Summary


Becoming extremely windy in Southern parts tonight, especially near to the West and South coast with stormy conditions expected here as the Southerly winds veer Westerly and bring the risk of coastal flooding. In the north winds will be fresh or strong Southeasterly. Some dry spells at first but showers or longer spells of rain will become widespread with the risk of thunder. Lowest temperatures will stay around 9 to 12 degrees.


Extremely windy or stormy in the South and West on Saturday morning with the risk of coastal flooding. In the afternoon, strong to gale force Northwest winds will develop countrywide with winds reaching strong gale force around coasts. Showers or longer spells of rain, with a risk of thundery downpours, will continue to feed in across the country. Some brighter spells also. Top temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees.


Widespread rain early on Sunday night will clear Eastwards overnight but may linger in parts of the East until Monday morning. It will become dry for a time on Monday with sunny spells and in light Southerly breezes it will feel mild, temperatures will range between 14 degrees in the north to 17 degrees in the South.More showery rain will spread up from the Southwest later on Monday and it looks like there will be further rain at times on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It will become breezy also but will stay mild with the winds still coming from the South.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southeast, 15 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Recent drizzle, 10 Miles, 988, Falling rapidly

Dublin Airport

South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Fine, 8 Miles, 990, Falling

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Report not available

Roches Point Automatic

South, 31 Knots, Gust 42 Knots, Recent rain, 3 Miles, 987, Falling

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 31 Knots, Gust 48 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 985, Falling

Valentia Automatic

South, 20 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 981, Falling

Mace Head Automatic

Southeast, 24 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 980, Falling rapidly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southeast, 18 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 980, Falling rapidly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Wind Direction Not available, Wind Speed Not available Knots, Wave height not available, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

South-Southwest, 30 Knots, Gust 41 Knots, Wave ht: 6.9 m, 984, Falling

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southeast, 21 Knots, Wave height not available, 982, Falling

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Northwest, 31 Knots, Gust 50 Knots, Wave ht: 7.4 m, 976, Rising rapidly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Saturday 16 September 2017 Issued at 0500 Friday 15 September 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderately unstable northwest airflow covers Ireland. A ridge of high pressure slowly builds from the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to north force 5 to 6, veering north tonight

Weather: Scattered showers - more frequent in the east Irish Sea.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: Northwest force 4 to 5, gradually veering north.

Weather: Isolated showers in the west. Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Sunday 17 September 2017: Moderate north to northeast winds. Showers becoming widespread from the north - some prolonged on east coasts and on the Irish Sea.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Update: \nSoutheast winds of mean speeds 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, will veer west or northwest and strengthen further during the night, reaching orange level with mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h. Winds will ease to yellow warning level during Saturday evening.

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will gradually veer west to northwest overnight and on Saturday, reaching gale force or strong gale force at times on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea, with storm force winds expected for a time later tonight and on Saturday morning on coasts from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Slyne Head.